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of the public conversation came a few weeks ago when governor romney, the presidential candidate, mentioned the binders of women that he received on his desk to helped him populate his cabinet. and i started thinking about what that binders of women symbolized to me. it was as though governor romney had allowed in -- to find women who were these exotic creatures who were hiding out in places where they were not really obvious. in some ways i actually felt his pain in some ways because when i started writing about the housing market, i found that there was very little conversation about the impact this was having on women. it was this -- as though women were invisible in this conversation. we talked about it first in terms of neighborhoods. we talked about it in terms of color. we haven't really started talking about it in terms of women and there were a lot of numbers that supported a conversation that was specifically how some prime lending and the housing market in particular was relevant to women's experiences. i can give you some of those numbers but what i found was that when we starte
romney? you know, what does he really think, and i think he feels that romney is incompetent because he didn't run a better campaign. i suspect a theme in the coverage of the campaign is going to be that romney never found a way, the message or the theme of how to run against obama where he thought it would be easy. >> what is the one thing you want to know about president obama that you don't? >> i did ask this, i didn't put it in the book, but he keeps a diary. i'd like to have access. [laughter] >> assume that -- >> and he said, do you keep a diary? yes, oh, not on all the detail kind of, and i, you know, come on, let's see it. so i'm sure there will be an interesting memoir. >> what did he tell you about the diary? >> that it existed. no detail. he didn't offer any of it or read from it or anything like that. is it dictated? is it written? who, you know, reagan kept his diary secret. george w -- and now they published all of reagan's diary ies. i mean, who would have thought? certainly obama much more a sense of history and literature and writing from his own books and so forth whic
is if romney gets elected, they might actually do what they say they might do. the remarkable feature found that your best hope is one of the candidates in his plans. we sit now on all stagnation this couldn't be for the distribution process on what they call the research writing the wages down weakening the bargaining power. inequality has become a serious problem in the united states. what's interesting is while paul has been arguing about it and i've been arguing with for a long time as we've gotten so serious that even the economists realize that it is a serious problem. when they say it is a serious problem, you've got to believe it. it's my job to take them on. so, and one of the reasons that it weakens the economy and emphasizes the problem right now is the lack of demand. lack of total demand coming and that means people are not buying as many goods and economies and capacities as produced and that leads to unemployment. the problem is if you transfer money to the bottom of the economic pyramid to the top, the people at the top save about 15% of their income and the people at the bo
play, charles manson or mitt romney, they would say charles manson because you know i will lose weight and it will be a great role and i will when then oscar. hollywood romanticizes people. i remember growing up and there were always stories about rock stars bashing hotel rooms and how cool it was and how rebellious it was. but somebody had to clean that up and it was always the made. i wonder if these rock stars on the liberal left-wing think about these guys are the stuff they have to deal with when they are getting higher getting wasted. they can pretend to be a rebel when in fact they are hurting the regular guy they are championing. [applause] there used to be a time when like being a celebrity was supposed to be edgy. now they french kiss it. if you look at jon stewart he did a whole rally making fun of the tea party so that was supposed to be rebellious. all he was doing was speaking to power. it was the tea party who were the rebels and he was making fun of it. i think his rally was called -- [inaudible] he wasn't talking about liberals. he was talking about tea party you went
something about the obama white house. >> what does obama think of mitt romney? what does he really think? i think he feels romney is incompetent [inaudible] i suspect that one of the themes of the coverage of the campaign is that romney never found a way , either the method or the same of how to run against obama, whereas they thought he was going to be easy. >> what is the one thing you would like to know about president obama? >> i did ask him. i didn't put it in the book. he keeps a diary. so'd liketo ve access. [laughter] >> and decide -- i said you keep a diary craxi said yes, not on all this detail. let's see. so i'm sure he will write a really interesting memoir. >> what did he tell you about that? >> that it existed. no detail. he didn't offer any of it or read from it or anything like that. is it dictated? is it written? ronald reagan kept his diary. it was secret. and now they published all of reagan's diary. i mean, who would have thought? certainly obama much more a sense of history and literature and writing from his own books and so forth, which are very kind of addressed the
that was directed at mitt romney who is seen not as a business guy which is how he wanted to be seen but as a wall street guy, as a financial guy, someone taking too much advantage. one of the take aways from the last election was a wall street that was really damaged by this president and has done a lousy job addressing people's feelings, over the course of the past few years, i don't think that is the case. i really think we have a problem that is getting worse and more challenging and likely to provoke more, not fewer, uprisings of the tight you solid occupy or the tea party. >> host: you have had several careers including serving as undersecretary of commerce in the clinton administration, managing director of the kissinger associates and and a former businessman. is being capital type of operation a black rock type operation healthy for our economy? >> guest: it is essentials for the economy. it needs private equity, an innovator to go to somebody with capital and be able to applies at capital to they're big ideas and help from grow and help to create jobs. does that mean bane or black rock n
't suffer fools, and so he would be grouchy. i was grouchy last night when romney said we have fewer ships today than we had in 1917. i was grouchy when obama said something just as stupid. john quincy adams was this fabulously learned man who had stayed with history. the reason for the monroe doctrine -- in south america the various countries were beginning to rebel against the spanish king, and the french king was a cousin of the spanish king and the french were going to send military aid to put out these barbarians of english and they send their military to keep the french from going into south america. and they invited the americans to join them in keeping the french out of south america because obviously south america was rich with gold and silver, and john quincy adams was the secretary of state and said absolutely not. we are not going to get involved in a foreign war. we are not going to let them come over here either. and that was the seed planted for the shooting of the monroe doctrine. monroe doctrine wasn't a separate doctrine. was a part of lonrho's message and he asked his ca
in your speech. didn't mention mitt romney doing to through ago was your, as a party, is, mitt romney going to disappear or does he have a role speak as i hope is not going to disappear and hope he does have a role. personal, very few people have done what he's done, run for president, be the nominee of the party. >> and got crushed steadfast action. he got 47, all of the votes. the truth is you want a lot of cities but he didn't lose 49 to one. he won places. he has a lot of supporters. so i think, what is also been successful in life. if you look, i told him this, mitt romney is a role model as a person. as a father, as has been, as a leader. i think he has a lot to offer the republican party and their country. i don't know what the role is going to be but i'm excited to see what it's going to be. i think he has a lot to continue to offer spent one of the issues you will talk about in the coming year is immigration. the big enchilada it's been called is immigration reform, the pathway to citizenship. yes or no, does that get done? >> i hope so. i'm really hopeful we can deal with th
. but wealthy people obviously donate a lot. mitt romney was a classic example gave away millions and millions of dollars. >> host: what are the objections that benefit the upper income like special low rates for capital gains, dividends, other things that particularly benefit wealthier income? >> guest: the capital gains and dividends break is a classic greek that benefits the very wealthy. if they receive more than 90% of the benefit, certainly people in the middle-class get a little benefit from that break, but overwhelmingly the majority of that goes to the wealthy. >> host: political has history with this tax loopholes alone can't solve the fiscal cliff, even if you dump in the vaguest tax loopholes, they don't come close to closing the deficit. at best the top 10: $834 million a year. john mckinnon, how significant are deductions when we look at their role in the big picture of solving the so-called fiscal cliff? >> guest: they can be really important. the goal is not to get rid of the budget deficit. i don't think anyone who's involved in this process has a realistic hope of getting rid
it in the house races, and of course president obama and candidate governor romney discussed it again and again. my friend talks about a consensus. let me tell you the consensus. more than 60% of the people agree with president obama and the democrats that we ought to climb down off this fiscal cliff in the next five minutes and pass what the senate passed, which is to renew all the bush tax cuts and go back for those over 250,000 to the rates of bill clinton. that's what we passed here. that will bring us almost a trillion dollars over ten years. that will get us to climb down that cliff. then we have got other parts of the cliff, there's no question about it, the automatic sequester. i think it's easy to deal with that by bringing home some of the overseas account money and applying it to the sequester and getting rid of at least half of that sequester, maybe all of the sequester. but no, you're going to listen to these speeches every day about how we're obsessed with taxes. what are you talking about, obsessed with taxes? i'll tell you what i'm obsessed about. i'm obsessed with the fact that
relationship. >> the tension between the people who own the content of the platform? >> as romney said, we are in the content business in the thing about new technologies as it's always going to be starved for content. so it's an outlet for us and we see different viewing habits on different devices based on age and experience. so as ronnie says, it a symbiotic relationship. they were just certain issues they don't have in common. >> i guess one of the big industries out there and one of the things that accelerated some of these changes in social media, which is kind of where you live a lot of the time. again, covering politics come easy political campaigns competing as producers of content really was pete will like me in the news and folks like you in the entertainment business competing on the same screen for the same time an increasingly trying to produce high-quality content. sometimes it helps people out here. i guess i am interested in how that shifters social media, towards facebook and twitter has affected the marketing of everything you guys do it an interesting example of that. >
article in foreign policy recently. has been was a china adviser to mitt romney. he now heads the university of chicago. but he basically wrote about the sort of two chinas or to the ages. he said there's sort of a doctor jekyll and mr. hide that's evolving to a doctor jekyll, which is the nicer of the two is the economic issue. the dr. height is the strategic asia, is the security agent. if you look at the economic asia there's heavy amounts of interdependence, everybody is investigating each other. $19 billion in regional trade which includes india. if you look at the security asia, national entity, orders dispute, historical grievances just are driving things apart and you're seeing real impact on these. in the has its own problems in the region across china region across china. region across chandigarh on the border dispute. if you look at this is something that you want to be deeply engaged in or do you look at this is basically something that you can ride along and freeload and let america and canada and japan handled? >> steve, your question -- >> i'm and freeload, by t
years and what they wanted to create again with governor romney. so, mr. president, i'd be happy to take a look at the proposal that the president -- that my friend, the republican leader, has shown us. if we can come up with something like we did when they created this other furor by refusing to increase the debt where we had an ability to come here and have a couple of votes to determine if we were going to increase it, if that's what they want to do again, i'd be happy to seriously take a look at that and report to the white house and my caucus. but until then, i object. mr. mcconnell: mr. president? the presiding officer: objection having been heard. mr. mcconnell: mr. president? the presiding officer: the minority leader. mr. mcconnell: my friend the majority leader indicates there is some confusion about who is the quarterback on the republican side. that is of course quite common when you don't have the white house. but there's no doubt about who the quarterback is on the democratic side. the quarterback on the democratic side is the president of the united states. and, unfortunat
. for the presidency, for a race that was supposed to be president romney's, according to his people, was president obama's mainly because president obama stood up for the middle class and said, when it comes to taxes, we all have to pay our fair share; no more, no less. so when you tell your friends that the president wants to give you your tax cut, you should tell them also it's being held up by the republicans in congress who are sitting on a bill that passed july 25, 2012. 98% of the american people will get their tax break continued, and only income over $250,000 will be taxed at the same rates when bill clinton was president. let's take a look back at those days. were they harsh for people? no. we had more millionaires created, i remember, in those days than we had in generations. you know why? because when the middle class is strong and he invested in the middle class, he invested in our people, they get good jobs, they pay enough taxes, they go to the mall, they make -- they take a trip across the country to see all the great landmarks, and people across this country who have businesses do
about the ryan plan, and just like we saw in the romney plan, when you're talking about simply closing loopholes and ending deductions, either the math doesn't add up or the middle class ends up bearing the entire burden. republicans are tying themselves up in knots to avoid the obvious. easiest way to raise revenue from the wealthiest americans is simply to allow the bush tax cuts for the top 2% to expire as scheduled. that's what the democrats want. it's what the american people support. and it would move us a long way towards balanced and bipartisan dealing we're all working to get to. mr. president, my colleague in the house of representatives, minority leader pelosi, is circulating a discharge petition to bring the senate bill to the house floor. i strongly support this move and i urge house republicans to sign on and allow this legislation to come to the floor for a vote. mr. president, democrats have proven we are willing to make the tough compromises, that a balanced and bipartisan deal will require. and we've been very clear we will not allow republicans to push through a bad
results where mitt romney is below 30%, you can really see the republican's party deliberate strategy to annual nies paying off. and so when we look at as a party and we look at the demographic changes in the country in the west but also give consideration to the fact that some of the fastest growing latino states are north carolina and ohio and not necessarily the southwest border states and states in the rocky mountain west. we also have to look in this election at the fact that we have given up as republicans five u.s. senate seats in two election cycles because the nominees in those seats were manifestly unqualified to serve in the united states senate from an intellect you'll level and knowledge level and social extreme level and their candda sis were rejected not just by moderate swing voters but by republican voters as well. if you look at the functional majority of democrats in the senate. when you nominate people like murdock in indiana, mr. i'm not a witch o'donnell. ken bucken in cal colorado. it's impossible to advance a conservative agenda in the country because to do tha
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